Age 89, of Lansing, passed away January 20, 2011. Marion was born January 14, 1922 in Williamston, Michigan the daughter of Earl and Stella Rector.

Marion was a member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She worked as a secretary and homemaker for 35 years.

All will dearly miss a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Marion was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Eugene; their infant son, Michael Earl; her brother, Theron; and her sister, Florence. She is survived by children Thomas (Susan) Barnes of St Johns, MI and Linda (Victor) Cena of Mason, MI; five very loving grandchildren, Michael, Hayley, Angela, Shelby, Rebecca, who were her pride and joy; her very special nieces and nephews; and special family friend, Dick Ribby. Also a heartfelt thanks to the wonderful people at Craft Care Home, you always made her smile. Lastly, a special thank-you Janet and Keri, for the care of her last days.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011 at Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, 501 E. Mt. Hope, Lansing, MI. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. in Dennis Cemetery, Williamston, MI. Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Mt. Hope United Methodist Church.

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2 Messages to “Marion L. Barnes”

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    Theresa Ross Says:

    Tom, Susie, Victor, Linda, Dick, Hayley,Shelby, Mike, Ang & Becca ~ You are all in our thoughts and prayers…words can not express the mixed blessings. Your Mom and Grandma was so special to us. We will hold dearly the love and memories. You all know her love for each of you shined like a star, her smile was so warming and generous, her affection in her grandkids.. priceless. … May these words help find comfort and peace. ..If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you.

    ~ We love you all! Theresa, Brian, Dillon & Gabe

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    Jerry, Vicki, Jennifer and Amanda Pratt Says:

    Marion was a wonderful friend and “grandma” to the girls. The girls will always remember having tea parties with her when they were younger. We will miss her so much. Our prayers are with all the family.

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